ERIC Number: ED200478
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980-Sep-12
Reference Count: N/A
International Meeting of Experts on the Evaluation and Development of the Associated Schools Project on Education for International Co-operation and Peace (UNESCO House, Paris, September 8-12, 1980). Final Report.
United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Paris (France).
Ways and means are suggested by educational experts from 17 UNESCO member states for developing the Associated Schools Project in Education for International Cooperation and Peace. Launched in 1953, the project was intended to sensitize teachers and students to the need for peace and respect for human rights and to prepare them to accomplish tasks aimed toward these objectives including preparing instructional materials and carrying out community-oriented activities. Although the project has grown considerably since its inception (it is now a network of 1,400 schools in over 70 countries) and has been successful in many of its endeavors, the experts noted a number of problems in the areas of diffusing and generalizing individual project activities, counteracting negative effects of extra-educational influences such as the media, and in sustaining active teacher participation. To counteract problems and to further develop the Associated Schools Project, the experts offered some general principles and specific activities. General principles include encouraging educators to be objective in their interpretation of world events and committed to international understanding. Specific recommendations include expanding project activities to pre-primary and vocational schools, integrating UNESCO associated schools into the national school systems of their respective countries, stressing the role of the United Nations in solving world problems, furthering interdisciplinary teaching methods, developing educational materials, and encouraging exchange of material and equipment at national and international levels. A directory of conference participants concludes the document. (DB)
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Educational Assessment, Educational Cooperation, Educational Development, Educational Needs, Educational Objectives, Elementary Secondary Education, Global Approach, International Relations, Peace, School Role, Teacher Education, Vocational Education, World Problems
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Paris (France).